The world’s biggest James Bond collector is selling off his memorabilia – which could fetch a total of £1million.
Steve Oxenrider’s vast hoard of around 32,000 items is so huge, it is having to be sold in two parts. Steve, from San Francisco, had to ship his collection across the Atlantic to Ewbank’s Auction House in Woking, Surrey, with the first half of set to be sold on November 16 and 17.
The collection includes rare posters, film ticket stubs, brochures and numerous lobby cards used to promote the movies. The retired teacher said: “To me the first three films, plus On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, are flawless.”
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The collection has a huge number of original posters dating back to 1962’s original 007 movie Dr. No. There is also material from the films’ lavish premieres.
The Royal World Premiere brochure for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 has an estimate of £400 to £600. And a From Russia With Love Exhibitors’ Campaign Book, could go for £800. Steve, who is a leading expert in Bond, revealed he still romanticises the early films for their storylines and depiction of the mysterious 007 agent.
Earlier this year James Bond fans had the chance to snap up 007 memorabilia as Sir Roger Moore’s personal collection went under the hammer.
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His family donated the items which included dinner suits made for A View To A Kill and Octopussy and posters from some of the late actor’s seven outings as Bond.
It followed the sale of Bond's Aston Martin DB5 which was one of eight stunt cars built specifically for Daniel Craig in No Time To Die (2021), and came complete with some of the secret agent's special gadgets and weaponry.
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